At the heart of the Granite Belt lies Stanthorpe, a vibrant country town and home to around 5,000 locals. The Granite Belt region has a mix of breathtaking natural landscapes, a thriving arts scene, world class wineries, fresh local produce and a calendar of exhilarating events, all celebrated across four distinct seasons. The Granite Belt is generally cooler than the rest of the region, with an occasional winter snowfall!
There are many smaller towns and villages in the Granite Belt including Wallangarra, Ballandean, Dalveen, Thulimbah, The Summit and Applethorpe.
There are diverse local employment opportunities in the Granite Belt, with agriculture, education and training and health care the major employers. The manufacturing, transport, retail, accommodation and food services industries also provide plentiful career options. Learn more>
The median house price in Stanthorpe is $275,000 with a median rental price of $275 per week. Learn more >
The Granite Belt is home to a number of government and private primary and secondary colleges. There are 12 primary schools to choose from across the Granite Belt, with older students catered for at Stanthorpe State High School or St Joseph’s College in Stanthorpe. Stanthorpe is also home to the Queensland College of Wine Tourism with a University of Southern Queensland hub onsite also. Stanthorpe is also home to six child care centres, as well as C&K Stanthorpe Community Kindergarten. Learn more >
Things to Do
From granite boulders to spectacular national parks, gourmet food to world-class wineries, the Granite Belt offers exceptional experiences for both tourists and locals. Stanthorpe is also home to the biannual Apple and Grape Harvest Festival and Snowflakes in Stanthorpe, with many other cultural events held throughout the year. Learn more >